Sonic is promoting new Molten Cake Sundaes which come in three variations. All of the Molten Cake Sundaes feature a warm molten cake filled with hot fudge topped with ice cream, whipped cream, and a cherry. The primary difference between them is in the extra toppings: The Fudge Brownie Molten Cake Sundae adds hot fudge and brownie pieces, the Turtle Molten Cake Sundae adds caramel syrup and salted pecans, and the Strawberry Banana Split Molten Cake Sundae adds bananas and strawberries. All of the sundaes run for $3.99 at my local Sonic.
How Does it Taste?
Sonic’s new Fudge Brownie Molten Cake Sundae would like to be a Molten Lava Cake, but it ends up being more of a hot fudge sundae resting on a spongy block of blah. The cake looked very pretty, and also very appetizing. I knew there was going to be a problem with it though when the carhop handed me the cake and I couldn’t detect even a hint of heat after putting my hand on the bottom of the container.
If you’ve had a hot fudge sundae from Sonic before then you’ll pretty much know what to expect here. The majority of this cake consists of ice cream and hot fudge. It takes a couple of bites before finally getting to the cake portion on the bottom. However, upon reaching the bottom, the disappointment starts.
The molten cake portion of the sundae, which should always be the best part of a Molten Cake anything, was anything but molten. It was as cold as the ice cream that surrounded it. If this was due to the ice cream sucking all of the heat out of it, then it must not have been very warm when it was assembled, because I ate it as soon as it was handed to me in my car. Thinking the outside edges of the cake might not adequately represent the cake as a whole, I dug deeper with my spoon.
Turns out the rest of the cake was of a uniform temperature – even the fudge center of the cake was room temperature at best. What kind of molten lava cake is this? Did they forget to heat it up? Whatever the reason, I was sorely disappointed with this dessert. On top of the lack of warmth, the cake wasn’t even good. It was far too spongy and tasted like some kind of mixture that would turn from batter to cake in a 10 second flash of the microwave. I’d have to say the best part of this sundae was probably the brownie bits. If the cake on the bottom of this sundae tasted like the brownie bits, perhaps this would have been a yummy dessert.
Sonic’s Fudge Brownie Molten Cake Sundae had the potential to be an excellent dessert but fell short with its undetectable amount of heat and spongy cake. The most important aspect of the whole sundae turned out to be the worst part. The rest of the sundae is yummy, but that defeats the whole purpose of ordering this specific treat. If the Fudge Brownie Molten Cake Sundae didn’t turn out well, I have little hope for the other 2 variations of this dessert. I’d give this one a pass unless you don’t mind cold cake in your “molten” cake sundae.
Pros: Ice cream and toppings were good, container made this easy to eat in the car
Cons: Cake and its center were cold, cake was spongy, not worth the 850 calories.
Fudge Brownie Molten Cake Sundae
Calories from Fat: 340
Total Fat: 38g
Sat. Fat: 19g
Trans Fat: 0g